Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

View tuition and fees for the academic year (September- August).

Tuition (includes all per-course mandatory fees)

Course Type Arts Commerce Science & Engineering Co-op
Nova Scotia *
Canadian/Permanent Resident
$744.70 $864.70 $829.70 $500.00
Out of Province
Canadian/Permanent Resident
$873.00 $993.00 $958.00 $500.00
International  $1,987.00 $2,213.00 $2,146.00 $500.00

New International Students

(Starting at Saint Mary's in 2022-23 Academic year)

$2,044.00 $2,276.00 $2,206.00 $500.00

Tuition includes per course (half credit) mandatory fees: Arts Learning Resource ($10), Science Technology ($30), Sobey School of Business Career Services ($10).

*Per Course Fees are explained here.

*Nova Scotia residents‌‌ receive the NS University Student Bursary of $128.30 per half-credit course.  

Ancillary Fees (2022-2023) 


Full-time Fee 
(more than 9 credit hours per semester) 

Part-time Fee 
(less than 9 credit hours per semester) 

Campus Renewal  $190.00  $114.00
Recreation Facilities Renewal  $55.00 $33.00
Copyright Fee  $15.00 $9.00
Sport and Recreation   $55.00   $33.00 
Student Services  $35.00   $21.00 
Systems Technology  $50.00   $30.00 
Totals $400.00 $240.00

Ancillary Fees will be applied to a student account based on the number of credit hours as noted above. The ancillary fees are explained here.

Student Fees (2022-2023)


Full-Time Fee
(more then 9 credit hours per semester)

Part-time Fee
(less then 9 credit hours per semester)

SMUSA Student Fee  $171.00 ($85.50 per term)      $63.50 (31.75)  
U-PASS (Bus Pass) $170.00 ($85.00 per term)  n/a 

*Students who register in the Winter term only will pay one term of student fees as noted above. 

Learn more about SMUSA fees.

Fall U-Pass

  • If you do not require your Fall U-Pass and wish to waive your Fall U-Pass fee, please contact karla.hodge@smu.ca.

Summer U-Pass

  • If a student is registered in two or more courses for the May-June term they will automatically receive the Summer U-Pass at a cost of $85.00 based on the 2022-2023 rates.
  • Students who are taking one or more courses over the May-June and/or July-August terms can opt-in and purchase a U-Pass at the Service Centre for $85.00 based on the 2022-2023 rates.
  • U-Passes will be valid from May 1st-August 31st.
  • For questions regarding the Summer U-Pass please contact karla.hodge@smu.ca

Medical and Dental Fees (2022-2023)

Medical and Dental plans are administered by the Saint Mary's University Student's Association (SMUSA).

  Canadian Rates International Rates
Medical – 12 month (Sept-Aug)    $220.00    $1133.00
Medical – 8 months (Jan-Aug) $147.00 $752.00
Dental – 12 months (Sept – Aug) $120.00 $120.00
Dental – 8 months (Jan-Aug) $80.00 $80.00
For family rates (including dependents), contact the SMUSA Health Plan Office at healthplan.smusa@smu.ca or 902-496-8754

Medical and Dental Plan Information: 

Students with comparable medical and dental coverage may opt-out of the University medical and dental plans each year as indicated below:

Canadian Students: Opt out Online through SMUPort

International Students: To opt out of all or part of the health coverage, email healthplan.smusa@smu.ca.

Contact the SMUSA Health Plan Office at healthplan.smusa@smu.ca or 902-496-8754

Opt-Out Deadlines: Fall Term - September 25, Winter Term - January 25

Questions? Contact the SMUSA Health Plan Office at healthplan.smusa@smu.ca or 902-496-8754

Other Fees, Deposits and Charges 

Undergraduate Application Fee    $40.00   
Residence Application Fee $25.00
Residence Deposit $500.00
Replacement Student ID Card $15.00
Reinstatement Fee $50.00
Returned Cheque (NSF) $20.00
Interest on Overdue Accounts 12.67% per annum
Late Payment Fee $50.00


See also